Posts tagged Virginia

forsythiahill:

Hum - seems a strange looking plant has sprouted from my flower pack seedling tray…
This little toad that I believe is an American Toad only has one eye and was hanging around our back door.  Easy to identify when we see him with just that one little eye!
It was a hot day and he hunkered down more and more as the day went on - nice and wet cool soil for him.

forsythiahill:

Hum - seems a strange looking plant has sprouted from my flower pack seedling tray…

This little toad that I believe is an American Toad only has one eye and was hanging around our back door.  Easy to identify when we see him with just that one little eye!

It was a hot day and he hunkered down more and more as the day went on - nice and wet cool soil for him.

lewisginter:

One of my favorite places at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is the peaceful area around Charles B. Foster’s sculpture titled “Slow Dance”. I couldn’t resist taking this photo during my most recent visit when I noticed the Florida Flame Azalea’s had begun to bloom.
~Garrett McLees

lewisginter:

One of my favorite places at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is the peaceful area around Charles B. Foster’s sculpture titled “Slow Dance”. I couldn’t resist taking this photo during my most recent visit when I noticed the Florida Flame Azalea’s had begun to bloom.

~Garrett McLees

lewisginter:

Nandina can be found on the Woodland Walk. (Photo by Jonah Holland)

lewisginter:

Nandina can be found on the Woodland Walk. (Photo by Jonah Holland)

forsythiahill:

I never knew a Fig Tree was so hard to photograph.  This is the first season for our 1’ tall “Chicago” variety tree.  I had to crawl on the ground and shoot under the leaves to even find a fig.
I had never eaten a fig until last year!  I had no idea what I was missing.  We had 4 whole juicy figs on it!  THEY WERE GOOD. 

forsythiahill:

I never knew a Fig Tree was so hard to photograph.  This is the first season for our 1’ tall “Chicago” variety tree.  I had to crawl on the ground and shoot under the leaves to even find a fig.

I had never eaten a fig until last year!  I had no idea what I was missing.  We had 4 whole juicy figs on it!  THEY WERE GOOD. 

forsythiahill:

Native Virginia Creeper vine.  Often gets a bad rap and confused with Poison Ivy.
It has 5 leaves and is not an irritant.  Poison Ivy has 3 leaves and we know what it does.
Virginia Creeper produces black berries in the Fall that birds love.  So keep the Creeper!

forsythiahill:

Native Virginia Creeper vine.  Often gets a bad rap and confused with Poison Ivy.

It has 5 leaves and is not an irritant.  Poison Ivy has 3 leaves and we know what it does.

Virginia Creeper produces black berries in the Fall that birds love.  So keep the Creeper!